Antonio Carreno

Antonio Carreno

Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 7545

Antonio Carreno's teaching and research interests include XVI and XVIIth Centuries of Spanish Literature with a main emphasis on Golden Age poetry (Lope de Vega, Góngora) and the comedia, mainly Lope de Vega's canonical works. He has also published on contemporary Spanish poetry. Along with numerous articles in the most prestigious journals of the field, he has published extensive monographs on Lope de Vega and Luis de Góngora. He is currently working on two projects: a book on Góngora's poesis and a study on Lope de Vega and the myths of history.


Antonio Carreno received his B.A. at the Escuela de Magisterio (Spain) in 1963, his first M.A. at Trinity College in 1970, and his second M.A., his M. Phil. and his PhD degrees from Yale University in 1973, 1974, and 1975, respectively. He taught at Yale, Columbia University and the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) before coming in 1985 to Brown University, where he holds the W. Duncan MacMillan Family Professorship in the Humanities. He has received numerous fellowships such as the Guggenheim, the Fulbright, the National Endowment for the Humantities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Philosophical Society. In 1977 Antonio Carreño was awarded the Ramón Menéndez Pidal Prize which was given by the Spanish Royal Academy of Madrid for his work on Lope de Vega's balladry. He has been also honored by King Juan Carlos I of Spain with the "Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica".


The main focus of Antonio Carreno's research is Golden Age Spanish Literature, particularly involving Lope de Vega, Luis de Góngora, Quevedo, and Cervantes. His research interests also cover Contemporary Spanish poetry and Galician Studies. 

He is the author of two books on El romancero lírico de Lope de Vega (Gredos, 1977) and La dialéctica de la identidad en la poesía contemporánea (Madrid, Gredos, 1982). Antonio Carreno is the editor of Góngora's Romances (Cátedra, 1982) and the author of numerous editions of Lope de Vega's works: Poesía selecta (Cátedra, 1984), El castigo sin venganza (Cátedra, 1990), El perro del hortelano (Espasa-Calpe, 1991), Pastores de Belén (PPU, 1991), the voluminous edition of Lope de Vega'sRimas (Crítica, "Biblioteca Clásica", 1998), Obras completas. Poesía I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (Biblioteca Castro, 2002-2004),Rimas humanas y divinas del Licenciado Tomé de Burguillos(Ediciones Colegio de España, 2002), Rimas sacras (Biblioteca Áurea Hispánica, forthcoming) and Laurel de Apolo (Cátedra, forthcoming) among others. 

His numerous contributions to books, journal articles, dictionaries, and encyclopedias focus on myth and history, power relations, narrative space, the literary canon of the Golden Age, reception theory, parody, the representation of subjectivity, and social class.


1998 Conferred, Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel la Católica, King of Spain, Juan Carlos II.
1989 Ramón Otero Pedrallo's Medal, Consello da Cultura Galega, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
1978 Royal Spanish Academy, "Don Ramon Menéndez Pidal Prize"


Antonio Carreno's Recent Teaching 

Spanish 124 Spanish Short Stories: Cervantes' Exemplary Novels and the Emerging of Narratives Forms (Spring 2006)
Spanish 124 Honor: Cultural and LIterary Anthropology in Hispanic Letters (Spring 2006)
Spanish 190 Spanish Myths and Icons (Fall 2005)
Spanish 216 Cervantes, Don Quijote, and the Making of the Modern Novel (Fall 2005)
Spanish 124 Metaphors of Power and of Political Crisis: Golden Age Spanish Theater (Fall, 2004).
Spanish 54 Intensive Survey of Spanish Literature (Fall, 2004).
Spanish 124 Marginal Spaces in Golden Age Short Stories (Fall, 2003).
Spanish 216 Lope and Góngora"s Poetry and Poetics: The Breaking of Literary Conventions (Spring, 2004).
Spanish 215 Don Quijote de la Mancha: The Making of the Modern Novel (Fall, 2003). 
Spanish 54 Survey, Spanish Peninsular Literature (Fall, 2003). 
Spanish 216 Góngora's Poetics. (Fall, 2000). 
Spanish 54 Survey, Spanish Peninsular Literature (Fall, 2000)
Spanish 216 Spanish Golden Age Theatre: Questioning the Canon (Fall, 2001)
Spanish 680 Eros and Thanathos in Poetry (Seminar). Middlebury Summer Language Schools (1993)
Spanish 560 Literary Theory, Middlebury Summer Languages Schools(1992, 1993, 1995-99

Other courses taught: "The Picaresque Novel", "Golden Age Spanish Theater", "Golden Age Short Stories", University of Massachussets, Amherts, University of Rhode Island, Summer Program, Colegio de España,Salamanca (Summers, 1990, 194, 1997).


1976-77 Columbia University, Research Grant, Council for Research in the Humanities.
1978-84 University of Illinois, Scholars Travel Awards.
1979-83 University of Illinois, Research Assistant Grants.
1979 U.S./Spanish Joint Committee, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Travel Grant.
1979-80 University of Illinois, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study.
1982, 85 American Council of Learned Societies, Travel Grant.
1981, 83 American Philosophical Society, Research Grant.
1983-84 Fulbright Fellowship.
1984-85 Guggenheim Fellowship.
1987 Research Travel Grant, The Foreign Ministry of Spain (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional).
1988 National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant to Travel to Special collections (Summer, Biblioteca Nacional)
1989, 91, 92 Institute for International Studies (Research grant), Brown University (Summer, Madrid, Bblioteca Nacional).
1995 Research grant: The Foreign Ministry of Spain (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, Biblioteca de Palacio).